Springwood and Terrington St Clement’s High Schools’ students choose history-inspired names for new Lynn houses

Lynnsport developer announcing student winner of competition to name new housing development at Springwood ANL-160623-083810009
Lynnsport developer announcing student winner of competition to name new housing development at Springwood ANL-160623-083810009

Students from Springwood and Terrington St Clement’s High Schools got their thinking caps on to name three new housing developments in Lynn.

Year 9 pupils from the two schools were handed the creative challenge by officials from West Norfolk Council and a housing developer.

The names which stood out against the rest were: Valentine Fields, Dewside (proposed by two Springwood High School teams) and Cowper Place (proposed by a St Clement’s High School team).

Valentine Fields celebrates the work of John Sutherland Valentine, who was the chief engineer of the old Lynn to Hunstanton railway line, Dewside relates to the area’s brooks, streams and waterways, and Cowper Place honours 18th century poet William Cowper who wrote about the draining of the estuary which led to the development of Lynn.

Prior to selecting their names, students were given a tour of the developing sites to help with research into the project.

A panel of judges from housing developer Lovell, the council and the West Norfolk Academies Trust heard the teams’ pitches and chose the winning names.

Councillor Alistair Beales said: “I was delighted to see the huge effort the students had so obviously put into their proposed names. It takes courage to stand up in public and present your ideas.”

Pictured are: members of the panel and students who won the competition at Springwood High School. MLNF16AF06280.